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Written by Isaac Auyeung, PT, DPT, CSCS
Have you ever stretched and stretched without feeling like your flexibility improved?
Do you not have the time to stretch after working out? Well, I have some good news for you!
Research is showing that strength training is just as good as stretching for flexibility. Strength has also been shown throughout literature to have many benefits, including improving balance, decreasing...
Written by Ashley Oyakawa, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
You have probably heard this time and time again: “It is important to have good posture, don’t slouch, shoulders back”. Right? Why do people nag about this all the time? To be fair, posture – albeit, an exhausted topic, is vital for your physical, emotional, and mental health.
Yes, that's right. Good posture isn't just for your physical health, but your emotional and mental health too!
Written by Brian Cheah, PT, DPT
Team sports may be on hold for the time being, but it's never too early to get educated about your child's safety. Sports can be a great way to build a child's confidence, gross motor skills, and overall health, but there are always risks involved. One of which are growth plate injuries.
As their name suggests, growth plates are the areas of active, new bone growth near the ends of bones. They’re made up of cartilage, which is a...
While studying dance in college, my mentor strongly suggested that I try yoga. . Although I didn’t care for it I stuck with it and shopped around for different classes. I trusted my mentor and figured there must be a reason he suggested it.
I found Anusara yoga and fell in love. The positivity, philosophy, and combination of movement was what I...
Written by Delina C. Korbel PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
This post is for you dedicated runners out there who want, not only to be able to run today, but to be able to run for many years to come! Today’s entry is to give you some tips on how to run with less pain and hopefully prevent pain in the future. Learning to “Treat Yo’self” is critical in these times of quarantine and closure of gyms.
There are so many benefits to running, including decreased risk...
Written by David Johnson, PT, MPT, Founder of Evergreen Physical Therapy Specialists.
I don’t know about you but as we try to enjoy summer, it feels like everything around us is cracking. Our foundations are being put through tests of time with the current world situation, and for many of us, this is a load we are struggling to hold up.
Without making light of the situations surrounding us, this is somewhat like the bone fragility of osteoporosis or a related condition...
Written by Delina Korbel, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Are you ready to return to running and improve your speed or endurance? Or just interested in trying new things during this time out of sheer boredom from sheltering in place? In either case, here’s how to prepare you to start running the right way. You may have been told that running helps you get fit, but what you may not realize is that you have to get fit to run!
If you’re not used to exercising regularly already, sometimes...
written by Krissy Gullen, PT, DPT
The foot/ankle contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and greater than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments, making it a very complex structure—and one of the most commonly injured!
In this blog, I have compiled a list of principles to help to alleviate foot/ankle pain. I hope to bring light and clarity to foot/ankle problems and give you strategies to try if you are suffering with foot or ankle problems.
Please note, this material is intended...
Written by Tiffany Waniczek-Nowicki, PT, DPT
Ballet dancers are always extremely excited to go en pointe. It is every little ballerina’s dream.
But how do you know if you are ready?
What criteria should be checked off before you know you are safely ready to go en pointe?
What are the possible consequences if you start pointe too early?
It is important to know that pointe readiness is be based on multiple factors, and the more criteria that is checked off, the safer it will be to start...
written by Delina Korbel, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Did you know running or walking regardless of the distance or intensity can lead to more positive mental well-being and lower mental stress?!(4).
Let’s talk about what might be the best option to get you out of the house and active.
Why starting a running program to “get in...